R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-27-2003, 06:54 PM   #6226
Tech Master
 
OHBRAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 1,137
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to OHBRAD
Default HUGE TC3 PROBLEM

Hi Guys,

I have a big problem with where the small ball screws, screw into the front knuckles, they just keep ripping out all the time. Has anyone experienced this, and is there a way of solving this poroblem. I have heard that the losi xxx knuckles fit and they are a better fit, it seems every time i race even with out smashing in the slightest, after the race it is almost fallen out.

PLEASE HELP

Regards Brad p
__________________
Xray T4 17 | Sanwa MX11 | HW 3.1 | Zombie Batteries | Team Mugen | Meakin Park | Bayside | SpeedyRC
OHBRAD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2003, 08:46 PM   #6227
Moderator
 
Speedo's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,431
Default Re: HUGE TC3 PROBLEM

Quote:
Originally posted by OHBRAD
Hi Guys,

I have a big problem with where the small ball screws, screw into the front knuckles, they just keep ripping out all the time. Has anyone experienced this, and is there a way of solving this poroblem. I have heard that the losi xxx knuckles fit and they are a better fit, it seems every time i race even with out smashing in the slightest, after the race it is almost fallen out.

PLEASE HELP

Regards Brad p
I don't know about the Losi part, but it sounds like your knuckles are stripped. Buy a new pair, and this time be careful not to overtighten them. You could use super glue or epoxy as a temporary fix to re-thread your current knuckles, but it is just that, a temporary fix and will not last long.
Speedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2003, 09:15 PM   #6228
Tech Elite
 
lee82gx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Land Of peace , Malaysia
Posts: 2,304
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Re: Re: HUGE TC3 PROBLEM

Quote:
Originally posted by Speedo
You could use super glue or epoxy as a temporary fix to re-thread your current knuckles, but it is just that, a temporary fix and will not last long.
epoxy is great...until u realise u cant really apply JUST ENOUGH!!!
i've had the ball stud,c-hub AND spindle stuck in FOREVER it's bcos the stud was epoxied to the collar.
as i had no spare ball stud,i actually had to incinerate the whole bunch to get the stud out lol.
it was great to watch the graphite burn..u guys should try it.
so my advise is,dont overtighten,in fact it can be a little loose.
next advice:forget graphite,use plastic(they dont bcome powdery after a while)
or try gentler stuff like threadlock.
lee82gx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 08:54 AM   #6229
Tech Elite
 
lem2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: OC
Posts: 3,061
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default Good news!!!!

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=25039

now we have lots to choose from!!!

Peace and happy racing!!
Lem
lem2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 02:13 PM   #6230
Tech Regular
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Urvyne
Posts: 322
Default

i think that you can use the helicoil, hilicoil(however you spell it)

but it is the metal threads that you can thread into the steering knuckles

the losi ones arnt much better, so far the ae ones have a better feel(after you cut off the stoper that contacts the c carrier)

overtightning is the usual for striping out the knuckles, but that just means tighten till it stops, no more
bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 03:51 PM   #6231
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 443
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Re: Good news!!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by lem2
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=25039

now we have lots to choose from!!!

Peace and happy racing!!
Lem
??
elnitro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 04:03 PM   #6232
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 221
Default

Threadlock doesnt work too well on plastic parts....try a little elmers white glue and dont over tighten they should stay in much better.
patcollins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 04:12 PM   #6233
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 974
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Johnnytc3
Default

Are there replacement ring gears for the irs solid axle? i chipped a few teeth on mine and found out the diff ring gears dont fit.
Thanks
Johnnytc3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 04:24 PM   #6234
Tech Regular
 
Intermision's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 338
Send a message via AIM to Intermision Send a message via Yahoo to Intermision
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by patcollins
Threadlock doesnt work too well on plastic parts....try a little elmers white glue and dont over tighten they should stay in much better.
It also destroys plastic. You could also use CA glue.
Intermision is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 06:16 PM   #6235
Super Moderator
 
Grizzbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sand Springs, OK
Posts: 3,063
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Johnnytc3
Are there replacement ring gears for the irs solid axle? i chipped a few teeth on mine and found out the diff ring gears dont fit.
Thanks
I'm not sure, but you might have a look at replacement ring gears for the front one-way, maybe that'll fit....
__________________
Bob Seay
Tamiya TRF417, TA05v.2, TRF211XM, M-05ver.2R, XRAY X12, Associated B5m Factory Lite

Go Pokes!!!
Grizzbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 07:17 PM   #6236
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: seattle, WA
Posts: 864
Default

I just use a little bit of CA glue in stripped holes. But you have to make sure it fully cures before you put the screw back in.
racerdx6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 07:18 PM   #6237
Tech Regular
 
bubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Urvyne
Posts: 322
Default

are you using the white gears?

suposedley the white gears are made of a less friction material, and they have a tendancy to strip easier

and yes, the ring gear for the one-way should work on the spool
bubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 07:19 PM   #6238
Moderator
 
StephenSobottka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,270
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to StephenSobottka
Default

I do the same for a temporary fix, ca it and make sure u get enough to make a new hole to be tapped.
__________________
~~Stephen Sobottka~~
SMC Racing
StephenSobottka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2003, 11:46 PM   #6239
Tech Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 991
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Johnnytc3
Are there replacement ring gears for the irs solid axle?
The regular diff ring gears wont fit, you have to use the AE one way ring gears.
James Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2003, 04:46 AM   #6240
Tech Master
 
Coxy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 1,729
Default Re: HUGE TC3 PROBLEM

Quote:
Originally posted by OHBRAD
Hi Guys,

I have a big problem with where the small ball screws, screw into the front knuckles, they just keep ripping out all the time. Has anyone experienced this, and is there a way of solving this poroblem. I have heard that the losi xxx knuckles fit and they are a better fit, it seems every time i race even with out smashing in the slightest, after the race it is almost fallen out.

PLEASE HELP

Regards Brad p
the Losi ones are a little better and more throw give em a try, and you get a pair of castor block thrown in, but your right they do strip very easy.

Coxy.
Coxy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to the forum mig rod Electric Off-Road 1 01-05-2008 04:23 PM
hi i need help and im new to the forum racer4 Rookie Zone 4 01-21-2007 01:37 PM
Why is this forum listed under the On Road Forum? sport10 Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 0 01-11-2007 07:06 AM
Forum Changes... futureal Wisconsin & Illinois Racing 3 10-28-2002 08:26 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:06 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net